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Power cable connected to reactor

OSAKA, March 19 – Engineers at a stricken nuclear plant in Japan have connected an electricity line to one of the reactors and are working to restore power for its cooling system, officials said Saturday.

The cable has been linked to reactor No. 2 at the troubled Fukushima plant, whose operator has been battling to prevent a full-blown meltdown which could lead to a major radiation leak. There are six reactors at the plant.

"If no problem is found at the facility today, the power will resume as early as tomorrow (Sunday)," said a spokesman for the nuclear safety agency, Fumiaki Hayakawa.

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